How to build an umbrella stand

This step by step diy woodworking project is about how to build an umbrella stand plans. If you want to create a nice wooden stand for your umbrella, take a look over the project and check out the rest of the articles featured on this site. Planning the woodworking project is maybe the most important stage of the project, so make sure you allocate enough time to sort things out.

There are many designs to choose from when building the wooden stand, so make sure you take several options into consideration before starting the actual construction project. Moreover, we recommend you to adjust the look of the umbrella stand as to suit your needs and tastes. Nevertheless, follow the instructions as to get an idea about what it takes to get the job done in a professional manner.

Always invest in the best quality materials you can afford. In addition, taking into account you are going to place the umbrella stand in your garden and it will be exposed to sun light and water damage, we recommend you to invest in weather-resistant lumber. Work with attention and follow the plans strictly, especially if you want to fit within the budget and to prevent costly mistakes.

 

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How to build an umbrella stand

Building an umbrella stand

Building an umbrella stand

 

Materials

  • A – 4 pieces of 1×3 lumber – 18” long LEGS
  • B – 8 pieces of 2×4 – 11″ long FRAME
  • C – 27 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 10″ long PANELS
  • D – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 18″ long, 7 pieces – 11″ long TOP

 

Tools

  • Safety gloves, glasses
  • Miter saw, jigsaw
  • Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
  • Drill machinery and drill bits

 

Tips

  • Apply several coats of wood stain to the wooden components
  • Fill the holes with wood filler and smooth the surface

 

Time

  • One Day

 

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Building an umbrella stand

Side wall plans

Side wall plans

 

The first step of the outdoor project is about building the front and the back panels of the umbrella stand. As you can notice in the plans, we recommend you to build the frame out of 1×3 lumber and the walls out of 1×2 lumber.

Smart Tip: Drill pocket holes and lock the components together by using 1 1/4″ screws. Add waterproof glue to enhance the rigidity of the panels.

 

Building the panels

Building the panels

 

Continue the project by assembling the other two panels that will be the sides of the umbrella stand. Adjust the with of the legs as shown in the image, in order to build a perfectly square box. Make sure you check if the corners are right-angled before inserting the screws and locking the components together.

 

Assembling the frame

Assembling the frame

 

Assembling the four sides of the stand together is a straight-forward job, but this doesn’t mean that you don’t have to pay attention to this stage. Therefore, we recommend you to plumb the panels with a spirit level and to lock them together tightly with waterproof glue and 1 1/4″ screws, after drilling pocket holes.

Smart Tip: Make sure you align the components at both ends if you want to get a neat appearance.

 

Attaching the top to the stand

Attaching the top to the stand

 

One of the last steps of the project is to build the top of the umbrella stand and to attach it into place. After assembling the top on a level surface, we strongly recommend you to lock it into place with finishing nails. Make sure you center the top over the box, as to get a professional result.

 

How to build an umbrella stand

How to build an umbrella stand

 

Last but not least, we recommend you to take care of the finishing touches. Fill the holes with wood filler and let it to dry out for several hours. Afterwards, smooth the wooden surface with fine-grit sandpaper and vacuum the residues. Round the edges with fine-grit sandpaper.

Smart Tip: Apply several coats of stain or paint to the wooden components, if you want to protect them from decay and to enhance the look of the umbrella stand.

 

 

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